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Chicago school funding pits charters vs. neighborhood schools; teacher says project learning better than testing

Caitlin WilsonReboot Illinois

Jul 14, 2014

In the latest development in an ongoing debate about traditional public schools and charter schools, Chicago Public Schools’ proposed budget for the 2014-2015 school year shows that the district plans to cut funding from 504 traditional schools by $72 million while increasing it to 143 privately run charter schools because of enrollment shifts. The full budget allows for $5.8 billion in total CPS funding, which the Board of Education plans to vote on in a meeting July 23.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the difference in funding may ruffle some…

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